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26090 Pine Street
Calumet, MI 49913
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John Jukuri

John Irving Jukuri

Thursday, May 12, 1932 - Saturday, January 26, 2019
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January 26, 2019 Calumet

John I. Jukuri, age 86, a resident of Calumet passed away to be with his heavenly father whom he loved on Saturday evening January 26, 2019.

He was born on May 12, 1932 in Calumet, the son of Emil and Lempi (Hendrickson) Jukuri.

John graduated from Calumet High School in 1950. Then he was drafted into the army and was a Korean War Veteran. He achieved the rank of sergeant and was awarded the Korean Service Ribbon, two Bronze Service Stars, the United Nations Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

John graduated from Michigan Tech in June of 1959 and received a degree in accounting. Later, he became a Certified Public Accountant, worked for Ernst and Ernst, and at Michigan Tech as an assistant auditor. After that, he started his own CPA firm and had a long-standing business in Calumet. Along with that, John owned and operated Jukuri’s Service Station in Laurium for several years. John had also served on many boards including local businesses, banks and churches.

John enjoyed sports especially hockey. He played on the Calumet Radars and was the youngest player during the 1950-1951 season when the team won the McNaughton Trophy. In his later years, John coached youth hockey, as well as the Calumet High School Hockey Team for four years. He enjoyed many summers in Bootjack with his family and loved fishing.

John attended both the Shining Light Church in Laurium and Zion Lutheran Church in Hancock.

On June 30, 1956, he married Ruth E. Aalto. Ruth was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Ruth preceded him in death on April 13, 2004. Also preceding him in death were his brothers: James (Gail) Jukuri, Lawrence Jukuri and Gordon Jukuri.

Surviving are a son Tim (Sue) Jukuri of Texas, daughter Patti (Mike) Howsley of California, daughter Cheryl (Gregg) Patrick of Five Mile Point and son Mike (Judy) Jukuri of Laurium.

Thirteen special grandchildren: Julie (John) Raymond, Valerie (Brian) Franck, Jon (Courtney) Jukuri, Tyler and Cody Howsley, Tanya (Tony) Lizzadro, Heidi Patrick, Josie, Noah, Ryann, Beau, Myles and Micah Jukuri.

Also surviving are seven beautiful great grandchildren Jenna and Joey Raymond, Adam and Lauren Franck, Jack and Harper Jukuri and Cooper Lizzadro.

John is also survived by a brother David (Barbara) Jukuri of Hancock, sisters-in-law Theresa Jukuri of Laurium, Marilyn Jukuri of Hancock, special friend Shirley Burrows and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM in Zion Lutheran Church in Hancock with Pastor Jay Weidner to officiate.

Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet on Friday February 1, 2019 from 3-7 PM and one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday.
The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences can be left for the family at
Memorials may be given to the Inter-Lutheran Theological Seminary 914 Pine Street Hancock, MI 49930.
A special thank you to the Staff at Garden View Assisted Living/Memory Care and Aspirus at Home/Hospice for their kindness and care.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 1, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, February 1, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Erickson-Crowley-Peterson Funeral Home
    26090 Pine Street
    Calumet, MI 49913
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, February 2, 2019 11:00am
    Zion Lutheran Church
    Address Not Available
    Pastor Jay Weidner
  • Interment

    Lake View Cemetery
    24090 Veterans Memorial Highway
    Calumet, Michigan 49913
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Ken Johnson

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We are thinking of you in your time of loss of your dad, grandpa. I have many fond memories of John that go all the way back to the late 70s. He was a kind and gentle man.
With love: Ken, Teresa Johnson and family.

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